7 - 31 October 2021
Newarke Houses Museum
Leicester LE2 7BY
Open - Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 | Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
As the world went on ‘hold’ during the 2020 COVID pandemic, Leicester Society of Artists was forced to cancel its Annual Exhibition for only the second time in its 135 year history. As we emerge out of lockdown the LSA is delighted to be exhibiting at Newarke Houses Museum from 7 - 31 October 2021.
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland are packed with creative talent, including the members of Leicester Society of Artists. The LSA which has been running since 1881 has seen quite a few changes in the last 140 years. The society is a dynamic and diverse group of artists, working in a huge range of media and styles, from oil paintings to contemporary craft, sculpture, print, and collage.
This exhibition is one of the highlights of the arts calendar in Leicester where you can see, and buy, new and exciting work by many of the finest professional artists in the area.
Gallery of Works - A catalogue of works on show in the exhibition - here
'The Imminent green issue gives thought to wildness - not the remote kind of wild of the wilderness, but the everyday wildness that is all around us and bumps up against our domestic lives. Industrialisation has brought us to where we are, exploiting all that nature has to offer, and the issue considers the notion of slowing down, and how to re-wild whilst acknowledging that we cannot turn back time. Poetry by Deborah Tyler-Bennett reflects on the impact of our first childhood encounters with wild creatures; Gerrie Fellows wonders at the objects that creatures leave behind; Mita Solanky retires an industrial wheel from its place of work and returns it to nature. With other contributions from Penelope Shuttle, Carole Miles, Andy Postlethwaite, Chris Turnbull and editor, Jo Dacombe, we hope you enjoy the May issue of Imminent green. '
You can order the green issue here, or click subscribe for an annual subscription of two Imminent issues per year.
Imminent is a collection of words and images by contemporary creative writers and artists around the UK. Artist Jo Dacombe invited myself and other creative people to contribute, to create a small periodical of responses to our current environmental context.
Issue 2 can be ordered below. Includes contributions from Jim Caruth, Jo Dacombe, Peter Dent, Helen Goodwin, Mary Hayes, Rupert M Loydell, Penelope Shuttle, Deborah Tyler-Bennett as well as myself.
Issue 2 November 2020
A5 12 pages
£2 + p&p
Riso printed with plant based inks on recycled paper
(p&p is for UK only, if you are outside of the UK please contact Jo Dacombe)
Staff at the Centre for International Training and Education (CITE) at the University of Leicester are holding an online zoom auction to raise money for the charity for refugees seeking sanctuary, I have donated a limited edition print (River Walks) to the auction to help support their fundraising efforts.
To register for the online auction tickets can be booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-fundraising-auction-to-help-refugees-in-leicester-and-greece-tickets-114135022926 and if you wish to donate directly you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/helprefugeesleicesterandgreece
Saturday 23rd 10am-4pm & Sunday 24th November 11am - 4pm
at Leicester Print Workshop. FREE entry.
I will hold an open studio over the weekend where you can come and say hello, and see some recent prints and older work on display, as well as visit the ReForm exhibition at the LPW galleries, where I am exhibiting new work.
LPW will open it's doors and there will be opportunities to try various printmaking techniques with artist workshops...
Leicester Print Workshop hosts it's first annual Print fair
Saturday 13th July 11am - 5pm
at Leicester Print Workshop.
I will be taking part by opening my studio to visitors where they can see recent prints, and previously exhibited works. All welcome.
South Hill Park Arts centre presents 'To the Moon and Back'
Sunday 12 May 2019, 10.30am-12noon - Breakfast Preview with coffee & croissants
Referencing the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, this group show examines how artists approach and think about outer space. It brings together artworks of different media -video, photography, animation, printmaking, and installation by national and international artists Lewis Andrews, Steve Barritt, Nadim Chaufi, Sarah Edmondson, Simon Gregory, Claire Scherzinger, Mita Solanky and Pale Blue Dot.
The exhibition will be on display from Sunday 12th May until Sunday 9th Jun 2019.